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Investigators searching for arsonist after vacant apartments set on fire in midtown Memphis

Investigators are searching for whoever set fire to a vacant midtown apartment overnight.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Investigators are searching for whoever set fire to a vacant midtown apartment overnight.

Memphis Fire officials say it happened about 12:14 a.m. Friday at25 N. Watkins St. Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting out of thebuilding. It took them about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control. No onewas hurt.

Total damage is estimated at about $33,000.

Investigators say the fire was intentionally set inside theapartment building. Anyone withinformation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH (2274) or the StateArson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017.